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Oliver’s Mount Top 8: Joe Thompson

12 times a race winner at North Yorkshire’s ‘Mini TT’, York’s Joe Thompson who triumphed in both Super Twin races at last month’s Barry Sheene Classic, is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News growing in popularity, Oliver’s Mount Top 8 series.

Fifth within last year’s Lightweight TT, the highly rated next generation International roads exponent’s answers to the Scarborough themed series of questions, are as follows:

Q1: First memory of Oliver’s Mount?

“I think my first memory was when I was seven or eight years old, I came to watch my dad cause he was racing sidecars around here, stood up on the field.

I remember someone launching themselves, and I thought I’m not racing around here, ten years later I was!”

Q2: Favourite part about racing at the mount?

“All the fans, cause obviously the crowd is quite local to me, you get to see everyone, it’s also quite nice to have local support.”

Q3: Favourite section of Scarborough course?

“Probably the Esses, the left coming out the Esses onto the Back Straight, that’s usually my favourite corner, it’s quite short circuit style around there.”

Q4: Best moment thus far at Scarborough?

“Don’t know really, I’ve always been there and there about’s, but never actually won a big race around here.

Probably the Barry Sheene, this meeting from 2017 when I had a good race with Jamie Coward, just lost out to finish in second place.”

Q5: All time Scarborough racing hero?

“Everyone that races around here is quite good, very good, respect them all, everyone!”

Q6: Is there one machine in particular that you would like to race at Scarborough?

“A good Moto 3, a strong Moto 3.”

Q7: One word to describe Oliver’s Mount?

“Unique”

Q8: Most respected racing rival at Scarborough?

“Probably James Cowton, I had a lot of races with him around here, always clean, good races.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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